I'm burnt on cash or I would snap this up in a heart beat. I fished this rod for a day on the Klick this fall. Its unreal. Probably the most fun spey casting rod I've ever casted...which isn't a lot but I've cast enough. It was my guide buddies rod and he let me use it. He said that his 1200$ Burkheimer just sits in the boat to often because this rod is just too fun. Its a noodle but I was throwing T-11 with weighted flies and it went out surprisingly well. Easily could overcast it on the klick but not sure it would throw far enough for Deschutes. Who knows tho. You just have to shorten your stroke and stop early and it'll just launch like a ridiculous sling-shot. When you get it right (easy to do) it just leaves you laughing. I will absolutely own one of these someday.